Gadsden-Etowah EMS workers walk off the job over no pay

Gadsden-Etowah EMS workers walk off the job over no pay

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Workers hug and talk before the walk off. Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC Workers hug and talk before the walk off. Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC
GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) -

Friday at 5 p.m., workers with Gadsden Etowah EMS walked off the job after they say they haven't been paid in weeks.

Dixon Hayes was at the scene when the walk out happened and he says there were many tears and hugs.

Employees tell FOX6 that at first, their paychecks just bounced. But soon, they say those checks just stopped coming. They say that money to fix their trucks stopped coming as well.

One man tells FOX6 that it's become so serious that he can't afford the gas to drive himself to work.

Gadsden Etowah EMS is part of a corporate company and a sister company to Decatur EMS. Those workers walked off the job two weeks ago Friday for similar reasons.

FOX6 News is attempting to get in touch with company managers to find out more about the situation.

We have also spoke to Gadsden Fire Chief Stephen Carroll who says that citizens shouldn't be worried that their EMS service will stop. He says that Rural Metro Ambulance will fill in services for Gadsden Etowah EMS.

FOX6 News will continue to follow this story so check back for updates.

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